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Columbia University

The fate of Carole Vance and Kim Hopper should worry everyone who wants academics to play a larger role in public debates.

Drought

Why university presidents Drew Gilpin Faust and Christina Paxson were wrong to reject calls to divest from fossil fuel companies.

The American Studies Association resolution has punctured a longstanding silence.

Contrary to what Goldberg has written, I believe that the only version of BDS that can be defended is one that is compatible with principles of academic freedom.

Roosevelt Island

Community members are concerned about Cornell’s partnership with Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, whose research and development help sustain Israel’s occupation of Palestinian land.

Columbia University

Where are their voices on the major issues of the day?

California has gutted the budget for what was once a shining example of public higher education, leaving students saddled with more debt and fewer options. 

Quebec protest

The student-led movement scored a victory in the election, with the new government repealing tuition hikes. But the grievances behind the mass protests still lurk.

A devastating report reveals the predatory practices behind the $150 billion private student-lending industry.

At UC Davis and other institutions, student-led protests against austerity are met with thuggish riot cops and the criminalization of speech. 

Blogs

When Daniel Straus's company locked out workers, they showed up at NYU to protest. It turns out the anti-labor protesters they encountered there were hired by the company.

October 22, 2012

Students at the University of Arizona fear recent riots may stir anti-Muslim sentiments on campus. 

September 28, 2012

NYU has refused to present any kind of business plan for its 2031 expansion plan.

September 27, 2012

The real victory in Quebec may be students realizing their own power in organizing. 

 

September 20, 2012

Tens of thousands of students and their supporters take to the streets in Montreal to protest tuition hikes.

August 24, 2012

Every week, Nation interns try to look beyond the echo chamber and choose one good article in their area of interest that they feel should receive more attention.

August 16, 2012

The glaring disjunction between Daniel Straus' deeds and actions have not gone unnoticed, and now the businessman is facing retribution from striking workers and organized students.

August 16, 2012

The Pennsylvania Governor emerges unscathed, while Penn students bare the burden of the punishment. Why is a private organization wielding this unprecedented power?

July 24, 2012

An article in the Sunday Times fails to see our social and political framework in which its subjects’ life stories developed.

July 17, 2012

The GOP sees no need for positive messaging. Just make them dislike Obama.

June 27, 2012